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저자 : 안덕선

게재날짜 : 2019. 9. 19. 
학회지 : 대한의사협회지 2019년 09월호 시론


초 록

This study aimed to suggest the justification for a self-regulatory body for medical licenses in Korea by

reviewing recent cases of physician arrests for medical accidents in Korea. A number of recent cases of

medical mistakes have been criminalized by courts in Korea, leading to widespread concern and fear

throughout the healthcare community. Without a profession-led self-regulation system ever having

been introduced in Korea, there is no alternative method for disciplining doctors other than through

criminal tort law. It is expected that the volume of malpractice lawsuits will increase rapidly in Korea as

the government ambitiously expands its plans for universal health coverage. Instead of facing criminal

charges, however, doctors must put forth an effort to introduce a contemporary form of medical

regulation, with more advanced disciplinary measures against substandard practice.

The Korean Medical Association has undertaken the challenging mandate of establishing a new

professional regulatory body to provide a tribunal and disciplinary system for the medical profession.

It has proven difficult to persuade doctors of its purpose and value, as the majority do not yet fully

grasp the very foreign concept of self-regulation. Moving forward, however, it will eventually become

the responsibility of doctors to persuade society, lawmakers, government, and patient interest groups of

the necessity and viability of self-regulation, which may also prove challenging. Despite these predictable

challenges, it is imperative that Korean doctors solve the issue of creating a new, modern regulatory

body capable of effective 

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